natural beauty buff | soraya hendesi, snowberry

soraya hendesi founder of snowberry

It seems there’s a group of you out there who have a little love for New Zealand green beauty brand Snowberry.

I’m relatively familiar with the brand (I’ve tried the facial massage oil and a sunscreen), and am excited to explore it a bit more.

The next step in deeper exploration is getting to know its founder, Soraya Hendesi, and what products she loves.

soraya hendesi founder of snowberry

Like many beauty company founders, Soraya’s vision for Snowberry stemmed from frustration in finding a natural, effective skincare line.

She wanted to bring green beauty to New Zealand — and the world — that was both pure and active.

This meant combining the the finest ingredients from nature with functional peptides, enzymes and antioxidants to create powerhouse formulations the deliver.

what's inside soraya hendesi's green beauty bag

In reading through Soraya’s submission, I’m tickled to see that dark chocolate, lipstick and sunscreen are her beauty bag staples — isn’t that all we need?!

I’m excited to put a few of these products on my list of “things to try.” Enjoy!

Loving Earth Raw Organic Goji & Camu Camu Dark Chocolate

I carry it in my Snowberry Bag and have a little with a late morning flat white coffee with my friends. I love it for its intriguing taste and authenticity. It also revs me up. I buy from Huckleberry Farms shop in Greenlane Auckland.

Living Nature Summer Rain Lipstick

The best 100 percent natural lipstick ever made. It is the only lipstick I have ever found that does not cause my lips to dry and peel. I carry it with me everywhere.

Escorial Handmade Merino Wool Scarf

I don’t wear this often, but when I do on special occasions, it is such a work of art. It is captivating.

Snowberry Everyday Broad Spectrum SPF 15

The best 100 percent natural broad spectrum sun protection. This Snowberry SPF was formulated because I wanted a natural certified broad spectrum sun protection, stand alone, that would not appear white after application and did not feel sticky. Many have mistaken this product for something that includes chemical screens and yet it does not!

Snowberry Travel Cosmetic Bag

This bag we designed and had hand-made in New Zealand and of the finest quality materials we could find as a limited edition to our range.

I loved it so much I had to buy one for myself. It makes a great city bag but works very well as a travel bag with its own cosmetic inner compartment and lag.

I use this most days but treasure so much I am mindful of where I take it!

Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini

I am not a great fan of phones, however being Persian, we are always in touch with family and friends…daily! So I find this a great little phone as it does everything a PDA should and it fits perfectly in to my busy life style. may include affiliate links to featured products. Not all product links are affiliate links. If you make a purchase from an affiliate link, earns a small commission.

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  • Mademoiselle nature

    Nice interview! this brand is really on my wish list :-))

    • Thanks! What do you think you want to try from the line?

      • Mademoiselle nature

        Hello Kimberly, i would love to try the instant deep cleanser :-) …:-)

  • Laura

    I tried the spf but found it really thick, greasy and sticky. Not for me (i like antipodes spf 15 better; also a nz eco line)

    • Yeah, I have tried the SPF before and it wasn’t for me … I thought it was sticky, too. I haven’t tried anything from Antipodes though I’ve seen it around online! NZ has some great product lines that have me lusting :) What are your recommendations?

  • Plum Pretty Sugar

    Oh how wonderful! Thank you for sharing this natural beauty!


  • Anusha Puri

    I absolutely adore these natural-centred beauty posts you do: they are a wonderful help to discovering new, gentle lines of products that I probably would not stumble across on my own. Thank you!

  • AKM

    Thanks for the second feature on this brand! <3! I really appreciate that she doesn't claim to be organic but is committed to using the best natural ingredients combined with hard science (versus platitudes) – does that make sense?

    I have become a dedicated user of their SPF in the autumn/ winter time. It is a bit sticky, though I've found that massaging the tube before dispensing helps to re-integrate the ingredients all together. I put up with the stickiness because I have found my skin just so much better with using this SPF than with other SS, including other zinc only SS. But again, different strokes for different folks.

    Soraya, if you are reading this, can you give us some tips or share the correct amounts to use of the SPF? I wonder if I am being a bit over zealous in my application sometimes.